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Martín Rodríguez Sol arriving at the Spanish Public Prosecution Office on Tuesday, before presenting his resignation (by ACN)

07 March 2013 09:30 PM

Euro MPs ask the European Commission about the respect for the independence of judicial power in Spain

Earlier this week the Director of the Public Prosecution Office of Catalonia, Martín Rodríguez Sol, was pushed to resign by his boss at a Spanish level, who is directly appointed by Spain’s Government. Rodríguez Sol said in an interview that...
FERRMED's event at the European Parliament (by L. Pous)

06 March 2013 10:42 PM

High-level conference in Brussels to push for the Mediterranean Railway Corridor

Multinational companies, railway operators, port authorities and government representatives met in the European Parliament to demand a boost of goods transportation by rail in Europe. They are pushing for the use of longer and heavier trains, able...
Martín Rodríguez Sol at the opening of the judiciary year in Catalonia (by M. Belmez)

04 March 2013 11:46 PM

The Director of the Public Prosecution Office in Catalonia will be fired for supporting a legal self-determination vote

The boss of all public prosecutors in Spain, Eduardo Torres-Dulce – appointed by the Spanish Government – announced on Monday that he is starting the process to dismiss his subordinate, Martín Rodríguez Sol, for having said in an interview...
Unemployment in Catalonia grew by 0.51% in February, the lowest increase in that month in the last six years (by ACN)

04 March 2013 10:05 PM

Unemployment in Catalonia grew by 0.51% in February, the lowest increase in that month in the last six years

The number of people unemployed and registered as such by the end of February at the Catalan Public Employment Service (SOC) increased by 3,359 people compared to the January figures. This is the lowest unemployment increase registered in the...
The Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister (left) on Friday (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

01 March 2013 10:36 PM

The Spanish Government aims to “centralise” the external action services of the Autonomous Communities

The Spanish Government has presented its project to approve an External Action Law aiming to “centralise services” and to have the Autonomous Communities’ external action “coordinated and subordinated” to the principles and objectives of...
The Catalan Parliament's Declaration of sovereignty backing the right to self-determination (by ACN)

01 March 2013 09:49 PM

The Spanish Government challenges the Catalan declaration of sovereignty before the Constitutional Court

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, accused the Spanish Government of “not having the true will to talk” about Catalonia’s self-determination claims, backed by democratically-expressed ballots. After the weekly Cabinet...
Cristóbal Montoro at the press conference (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

28 February 2013 10:04 PM

The Catalan Government had a 1.96% deficit in 2012, according to the Spanish Finance Ministry

The Catalan Government has reduced its deficit by half over the last year, dropping from a 4.02% figure to a deficit of only 1.96%. However, despite the significant reduction, the figure is still above the 1.5% target unilaterally imposed by the...
Carme Chacón (left) and Pere Navarro (right) a few months ago (by R. Garrido)

26 February 2013 11:15 PM

The Spanish Parliament rejects two petitions to negotiate for allowing a self-determination referendum in Catalonia

For the first time since 1982, the Catalan Socialist Party (PSC) has voted differently to the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE), to which is federated. The PSOE is opposing Catalonia’s self-determination right and voted against the petitions urging...
The second high-level meeting to improve the fight against corruption and fraud (by P. Cortina)

22 February 2013 11:53 PM

The President of the Catalan Government proposes 51 measures to fight corruption and increase transparency

After holding the second high-level meeting with top representatives from all the public powers involved in the fight against corruption and fraud in Catalonia, the Catalan President, Artur Mas, presented a document setting out a list of measures....
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